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Outdoor Photographer Of The Year 2014 Winner Announced

UK landscape photographer wins Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014 title.

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Greg Whitton (UK) - Southern Highlands, IcelandImage copyright Greg Whitton 2015


UK landscape photographer Greg Whitton has won the overall Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014 title with an image of the Southern Highlands in Iceland.

Greg’s photograph was taken during a six-day wild camping trip in Iceland with four other photographers. Greg said: "I took this picture on the last night of the trip. We hadn’t had a moment of really good light during the whole six days. When we reached the top of this particular peak there was thick cloud blocking the sun. My camera battery was running out and I didn’t have any spare in my pack, so I started to make the descent back to basecamp. After making my way about 50 metres down the mountain the clouds started to part slightly. The light only lasted a few minutes. I’ve got other photographs when the light became really epic, but for me this image, where the light is building, is more successful."

Outdoor Photography magazine editor Steve Watkins said: "Greg’s picture turned out to be the overwhelming favourite among the judges. I love how he captured the amazing light sweeping across the Icelandic peaks: it’s dramatic, has impact and longevity. His photograph is the worthy winner of Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014."

Greg's photograph was chosen out of more than 10,000 images that were entered by professional and amateur photographs from around the globe. As the overall winner, Greg wins an exclusive place on the Fjällräven Polar dogsled expedition.

To see the full list of winners and commended images, visit the OPOTY website.

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